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Seven for all Mankind Jeans: Birthday Gift(senior year)
So I had a pair of jeans I got as a gift in high school that had faded and I just put them in the back of my closet. In the recent move I rediscovered them and remembered how I really liked the fit and design of them but the light wash looked weird on me so I decided to restyle them with a new dye job! I used a dye called Silver Grey from the brand iDye.
I got a dye from the local craft store in town that I could put in my washing machine. I will admit the first time I thought I was going to ruin my washing machine but it didn’t!
I started a regular wash cycle, threw in the dye packet (the whole packet dissolved in hot water) dropped the jeans in with about a half cup of salt. No idea why salt or vinegar needs to be added but in the instructions it called for it. Then I turned the cycle off so it could soak for about 10 minutes. Then I turned it back on and it finished the cycle. That’s it! Pretty easy huh? I usually wash anything I dye right after to make sure any excess dye is off. I liked the jeans but wasn’t crazy about the flare. It was too short for heels and too long for flats, so I took about the stitching and made them skinny/straight leg using my sewing machine.
The left is the restyled cut and the right is the original flair.
These might be my new favorite pair!